PFT Three-Mile Run Test
This test forms part of the US Marine Physical Fitness Test (PFT), performed by US Marine personnel every six months.
- purpose: This test measures aerobic fitness and leg muscles endurance.
- equipment required: 3 mile flat running course, stopwatch.
- procedure: The aim of this test is to complete the 3-mile course in the shortest possible time. At the start, all marine line up behind the starting line. On the command ‘go,’ the clock will start, and you will begin running at your own pace. Walking is allowed.
- scoring: The total time to complete the course is recorded for each participant. For males approximately 1 point is deducted from a hundred for every 10 seconds slower than 18 minutes, For females approximately one point is deducted from a hundred for every 10 seconds slower than 21 minutes. The participants must run under a certain time to pass the test. See the table below for the minimum requirements for males and females. See PFT for more information about scoring.
|Age|| 3-Mile Run
| 3-Mile Run
- comments: To achieve the best result for this test, adequate practice and good pacing is required, and performance on this test can be affected greatly by motivation.
- PFT testing discussion and scoring.
- the similar distance 3-km run test
- General Walk / Run test
- See the comparison page for a overview of the walk and run tests.
- APFT 2 Mile Run Test
- Endurance Run / Walk (1 mile)
- other aerobic tests
- all fitness test list